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TuesdayJune 3, 2014

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Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Unemployment in Brazil rose to 7.1 percent in the first quarter, the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, or IBGE, reported Tuesday.

The jobless rate climbed 0.9 percent compared with the last three months of 2013.

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Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Spain’s crown prince will be proclaimed King Felipe VI on June 18 before Parliament in Madrid, legislative officials said Tuesday.

The 46-year-old Felipe de Borbon, who currently holds the title of Prince of Asturias, will succeed his father, King Juan Carlos, who announced on Monday that he was abdicating.

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Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

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Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers’ money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12.

The demonstration was staged peacefully on Brasilia’s central Esplanade of Ministries, where all the government buildings are concentrated, and constituted merely the latest protest - among many undertaken so far - against the soccer tourney.

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Congressional Candidate Scott Fistler Changes Name to Cesar Chavez Shortly before Election

Opponents of Scott Fistler are calling his move to legally change his name to Cesar Chavez to run as a candidate for Congress from a heavily Hispanic district in Arizona a “joke” on the Latino community.

Fistler/Chavez, making his third bid for public office, also switched parties to vie for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Ed Pastor.

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Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Children’s shelters in Arizona are overflowing after the arrival of hundreds of Central American immigrants transferred from Texas, the epicenter of a massive arrival of undocumented children characterized by President Barack Obama as an “urgent humanitarian situation.”

The Guatemalan Consulate in Phoenix said that this week it received 70 of its country’s citizens who were released at the Greyhound bus station by U.S. immigration authorities.

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REPORT:  Chapo Guzman Paid $250,000 for Execution of U.S. Based Drug Smuggler

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel paid $250,000 to have a U.S. drug trafficker kidnapped in Texas and brought to Mexico for execution, according to court documents seen by EFE.

Sergio Saucedo, 30, was grabbed from his home in Horizon City, west of El Paso, on Sept. 3, 2009.

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2014 Sees an Increase in Foreign Tourists Visiting Cuba

Cuba welcomed 1.28 million tourists in the first four months of this year, a figure that exceeded by 60,804 the number of visitors during the same period in 2013, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said Monday.

Canada continues to be the main source of foreign visitors to Cuba, followed by Germany, Britain, France and Italy.

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Paulina Rubio Settles Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Paulina Rubio reached a “friendly agreement” of a lawsuit for breach of contract over a missed concert in Colombia, the Mexican pop star’s lawyer told Efe Monday.

Attorney Rey Dorta declined to reveal the terms of the agreement because they are “confidential.”

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U.S. to Establish Interagency to Deal with Humanitarian Crisis of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

President Barack Obama on Monday announced the formation of a coordination group between U.S. federal agencies to confront the humanitarian crisis created by the increase in immigrant children crossing the southern border alone.

“The influx of unaccompanied alien children across the southwest border of the United States has resulted in an urgent humanitarian situation requiring a unified and coordinated Federal response,” he said in a presidential memorandum.

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U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

The White House, political personalities and the major U.S. media outlets on Monday emphasized the leadership of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who hours earlier had announced his abdication, during his country’s transition to democracy.

“During his distinguished reign, King Juan Carlos guided Spain’s historic transition to democracy,” said White House National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell in a brief statement provided to Efe.

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TuesdayJune 3, 2014